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Why working at PHO is important to me:

"Working at PHO is important for me because of the intellectual and scientific challenges of transdisciplinary public health research. I strongly value access to comprehensive and unique datasets which allow me to develop innovative research methods while addressing complex real life questions, ultimately improving our quality of life."

Beate Sander, Scientist
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    Academic degrees and accreditations 

    • Doctor of philosophy (Health Services Research), University of Toronto
    • Registered nurse, Medizinische Fachschule Chemnitz, Germany
    • Master of business administration, Technische Universitaet Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
    • Master of economics in development, Australian National University 

    Areas of expertise 

    • Health economics
    • Decision analysis
    • Mathematical modelling 
    • Infectious disease epidemiology 
    • Public health decision-making 

    PHO research interests 

    • The economic evaluation of public health interventions and programs.
    • The development and novel application of advanced modelling methods drawing on health economics, decision analysis, and mathematical modelling with a focus on infectious diseases.
    • The use of administrative, reportable disease and laboratory data for health and economic evaluations.
    • Application and further development of economic evaluation methods in the public health context.

    Current PHO research activities

    • Provide expertise in economic evaluation and facilitate access to the extensive population-based data holdings at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
    • Reducing the burden of hospital-associated Clostridium Difficile infections in Canada through optimal prevention policies: A multidisciplinary individual-based modeling approach. (CIHR funded, NPI Marc Brisson).
    • The cost-effectiveness of West Nile virus intervention strategies. A computer simulation model (CIHR funded).
    • Estimating the economic burden of infectious diseases in Ontario using laboratory, surveillance, and administrative data (CIHR funded).
    • Assessing the health and economic burden of Lyme disease using laboratory and health administrative data.
    • Assessing the health and economic burden of mycobacterial infections using laboratory and health administrative data.
    • Assessing the health and economic burden of meningococcal meningitis using laboratory and health administrative data.

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